How to Change Silicon Valley’s Brofest: Diversity

"Brofest" epicenter. Courtesy: CNN Money

Ellen Pao’s lawsuit against the famed venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins has done more to shine a harsh spotlight on Silicon Valley’s lack of diversity, specifically the dismal number of women and the humiliating practices to which Ms. Pao was allegedly subjected. However, to rectify the diversity gap and foster workplace equality and innovation, we must […]

Monday Inspiration: Gossip / Lunes Inspiración: El Chisme


This summer I’ve had a few brushes with the role of gossip in career, particularly from women. The first was when I heard from Superstar Intern that her executive producer at a global satellite network had poo poo’ed her guest pitch. Executive Producer was the most senior person at the editorial meeting and badmouthed a female colleague, […]

Career: 4 Reasons to Utilize Your Alumni Network

Are you connected with alumni networks?

When moving to a new city, it is important to quickly establish a contact base. Joining alumni groups are a great way to network for potential professional contacts and opportunities and easier because of the common ground of your shared Alma Mater. Many colleges and student organizations have alumni organizations in cities across the country. To get involved, start by searching for alumni networks […]

From Stress to Success in the City: Tips for Establishing a Work-Life Balance

The path to stress free living.

Establishing a work-life balance is important for living a healthy, stress-free life. Your career is just one part of your life. As young professionals, making strides towards balancing your work with other responsibilities and interests will help create healthy habits that will last through your future professional career. When you let your work take over your life, the other […]

From Stress To Success in the City: Dressing Professional During the Summer Swelter

Professional attire

Dressing well is not about being stylish or fashion forward (though that is a temptation) so don’t wear your mini-skirt and tank top to the office. Your office attire is about communicating your professional personal brand. Though brains and hard work are what get the job done, dressing professionally is important for developing a career brand. When you dress […]